Pedestrian Hit and Injured by Vehicle at Hawthorne Boulevard and 182nd Street
DATE OF ACCIDENT: Friday, December 28th
December 28, 2018 – An unidentified person was hospitalized following a pedestrian accident in the area of Hawthorne Boulevard and 182nd Street at Redondo Beach.
Auto VS Pedestrian Accident Friday in Torrance
Preliminary investigation revealed a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle at the major intersection around 6:30 a.m. Friday.
Responding medical teams reportedly found the pedestrian lying in the roadway. The victim, whose name remained unknown at this time, was rushed to a hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries.
Meanwhile, no information has been yet released on the motorist involved.
Hawthorne Boulevard remained closed between 180th and 182nd streets for the crash investigation. Liability in the accident is still being determined.
Personal Injury Lawyer
Based on the details provided so far from the report, there are still many unanswered questions. Under California law, drivers who are approaching a pedestrian are required to exercise due care and reduce their speed for the safety of the pedestrian. A forensic examination of both the vehicle and the victim, as well as photos that were taken of the scene, will help investigators determine what transpired. This will help investigators determine which party ultimately caused the accident. Other factors to consider, was the driver distracted, operating the vehicle recklessly, or traveling over the speed limit prior to impact? Police will ultimately determine fault for this accident and issue a report.
Depending on the results of the investigation, the victim in this specific accident may have the right to a personal injury claim and may seek compensation for hospital bills, future medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
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